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Forum topic by blackivory69 posted 07-03-2010 09:57 AM 3837 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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blackivory69

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07-03-2010 09:57 AM

Hello everybody. Is there anybody here that has an extra can of Waterlox Original Formula. I live in SoCal and they banned the original Waterlox bec of the VOC. I can still buy the Marine formula but I never used this before and it’s a lot more expensive than the original formula. I look all over the place (internet) and nobody wants to deliver in California. Please help. Thank you.

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Jack Barnhill

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#1 posted 07-16-2010 07:18 AM

Were you able to find any Waterlox? Are you open to the idea of trying another finish?

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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#2 posted 07-16-2010 07:18 PM

Have you gone to the waterlox site, they are working on this with the “Green Lable” materials that are low VOC. Not sure if the new low level is still too high in California but I would check out the site, and give them a call. The do ship direct. I pasted in the following from their site: – - – - – - – -—- – - – -—- – - – - – - – -—- – - – - – -—
For customers in Southern California who must abide by the SCAQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District) air standards, we have VOC compliant versions of our two most popular products, Waterlox Green Label Semi-Gloss (TB6068) and Waterlox Green Label Satin Finish (TB6035), both of which are available in gallons and quarts. By providing us with your zip code we can determine if we are able to ship your requested product to the area you live.

You will notice little, if any, changes in our VOC compliant products even though there are differences in the physical make-up of the formulations. This is because the core ingredients in all of our products remain the same.

Some retailers have not yet stocked our VOC compliant products. If you are unable to locate your favorite Waterlox product, or if you have questions about VOC regulations, please contact us.

http://www.waterlox.com/products-item/waterlox-green-label-semi-gloss-low-VOC-floor-finish.aspx

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#3 posted 07-16-2010 08:45 PM

Jack,

I found out that Ventura County, CA still can sell them, but that is almost a hundred miles from me. I’m willing to drive that far though just to get a can or two. I’m also open to other suggestions on finishing.

Dave, no I haven’t talk to them (Waterlox) yet. I will do that. Thanks for the post.

-- blackivory69

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#4 posted 07-17-2010 09:08 AM

A while back I ran out of Waterlox and went looking for a new can. I ran into the same problem. I’m in So Cal too, Orange County.

One of the clerks at WoodCraft explained the situation to me and suggested General Finishes Arm-R-Seal as a substitute. IMO it works as well as Waterlox, if not better, and is readily available and is much cheaper than Waterlox.

Even if Waterlox does come out with a replacement, I probably won’t go back to it. The only place I found to carry Waterlox in small quantities (1qt.) was Woodcraft but, it’s $27/qt. Plus, it’s a 40-mile round trip for me; which adds about $9-$10 to the price.

I can drive a mile and get the Arm-R-Seal from 2-3 different places for $15/qt.

I realize that the products are not the same, but Arm-R-Seal works fine for my purposes.

Edit: I was just looking at Woodcraft’s website and I see a notice that Arm-R-Seal is also restricted in the SCAQMD area. I’ll have to check around tomorrow to see whether it’s still available or not. Darn!

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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#5 posted 07-17-2010 12:47 PM

Yeah, But think of how much healthier you will be than the rest of us.

Lee

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#6 posted 07-18-2010 06:27 AM

One think to consider, is that if you liked waterlox’s repariability that is not the same with Arm-r-seal, as that is Polyurethane. So you need to scuff sand between layers.

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#7 posted 07-18-2010 08:04 AM

True, that is something to consider.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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#8 posted 07-20-2010 01:02 AM

Well, I’ve checked around and cannot find General Finishes products anywhere either. This sucks. Fortunately I have enough Arm-R-Seal left to finish my current project then I’ll be looking for another new finish until they pull that one from the shelf too.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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#9 posted 07-20-2010 07:13 AM

I gave up on Waterlox now. I have to drive for almost 100 miles and all I can get is one can. So I thought it’s niot really worth it. I visited my local hardware store and found “FORMBY’S TUNG OIL”. So I thought why not. I bought a pint and tried it. I never use this before so I was kinda curious. If anybody is using this please can you post some info. The result was great. I used foam brush and applied 4 coats to small board (Shedua) and the grain pop out. So I guess I’ll settle for this one for now. Thanks everybody.

-- blackivory69

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